This goes out to all you Go,See,Talk fans out there…
I have been wanting to make improvements to the site for some time now and while I would like to say change is right around the corner, that would be a lie. Truth is, I have all these ideas about what I want to do and very little time to accomplish it. So why am I telling you about what I’ve yet to complete? Well it is because I have been working on executing some of my “grand design”. First off, I have created the logo for the site. Have a look and let me know what you think:
Like that? Well, here’s some more good news. In the next week or so (but August at the latest), I will be unveiling a new type of post which we’re calling FourScore. In each post, which mathematically will be happening every 2 weeks we’ll have a sort of “battle royale” pitting 4 film scores against one another and trying to determine the superior effort. Each FourScore will have a distinct theme to tie the movie together but you’ll just have to stop by and see what it is:)
Next up, we’ll be changing the way we evaluate a film…again. Previously, we had the Premise/Highs/Lows approach, but it felt a little too elementary. Next we decided we’d just let the review run wild with no beginning or end, just our thoughts all laid out…but that was too un-structured. So we’ve come up with a new way to try it. It breaks the movie down into 4 categories (PLOT, CHARACTER, MELODY, SPECTACLE) which are taken from Aristotle’s writing on dramatic theory.
We’re calling it QuadCard. Everything will still be graded on a 1 to 4 scale and the 4 categories will contribute to an overall cohesive “report card” score if you will. So you don’t even have to read our reviews (we don’t blame you, as I do ramble), just check out the graphic and see what we think. Will it work? Who knows, but like Al Bundy once said, “Let’s throw it in bed with Madonna and see if she sleeps with it“. Stranger things have worked in the past. Have a look…
Finally, and this will be an interesting direction for the site, we’re going to have two new categories:
- At indeterminate times you’ll see something called “Thoughts from the Misses“. That’s where you’ll get to hear from Mrs. Go,See,Talk (read my wife) and her thoughts on a movie we saw, something on TV or whatever she feels like. Most likely it will encompass the woman friendly properties out there like Twilight, chick flicks and anything having to do with Sarah Jessica Parker:P
- Next, we’re doing something called “Ultimate 80’s” and we’ll feature a post about something nostalgic that defined the 80’s and became icons for future movie viewers. We’ll highlight heroes, villains, creatures, cars, etc. If it happened while I was growing up and it was cool, we’ll write about it.
Yet for all that’s mentioned above, the things that we still feel are a long way off are a complete site redesign, and (should we have the time and capabilities) our very own podcast. But, as they are more lofty, and we still don’t know what the hell we’re doing with the content we have now, that will still be a ways out. (If any kind-hearted G-S-T reader feels like they want to send us an email telling us how to get started, cheaply, we’d be eager to receive it!!)
So that’s the way we’re gonna play it. If it works then the efforts were worth it…if not, then like Thomas Edison in his search to create the light bulb, we will have found a few more ways how not to make a successful movie site.
More to come, oh yes, more to come!